The entire world came to a halt two years ago when the pandemic began, and the movie industry took a hard hit. Productions were forced to shut down and we seemingly went through a movie drought. But now, with sets slowly opening back up and COVID safety protocols fully allowing movie magic to happen again, we finally are getting good movies to be excited about. There’s a ton of movies coming out in 2022, but here are a few we’re keeping a close eye on.
The Fallout (January 27)
If you don’t know who Jenna Ortega is, you will after this year. 2022 is shaping up to be Ortega’s year to shine with roles in the iconic Scream franchise and HBO’s The Fallout. The latter is a powerful coming-of-age film that follows a young high school student (Ortega) coping with the fallout of a school shooting. The emotional journey will explore how a young adult can find hope and faith in life following a tragic event.
Moonfall (February 4)
We love a big, epic sci-fi adventure, and it doesn’t get much bigger than imagining what would happen if the Moon were to hit the Earth. That’s the plot of Moonfall, which follows two former astronauts played by Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson trying to save the Earth from the Moon’s impact.
The Batman (March 4)
Do we need another Batman movie? Probably not. But are we still going to watch this? Absolutely! The newest star behind the Dark Knight’s mask is none other than Robert Pattinson. After years of running through the indie circuit, Pattinson has returned to a major franchise to tell the story of Bruce Wayne’s early days of fighting crime.
The Lost City (March 25)
We can’t remember the last time we had so much fun watching a trailer. Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Brad Pitt will go on the adventure of a lifetime to find an infamous lost city. The cast alone is enough to get us to watch, but the movie itself looks like it will be a ton of fun.
The Northman (April 22)
This epic Viking drama stars Alexander Skarsgård as Viking prince Amleth, who sets out on a revenge mission after his father is murdered by his uncle (so, Hamlet?). The cast is stacked with some amazing stars, including Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Ethan Hawke, Björk, Willem Dafoe and more.
Spiderman: Across the Universe (October 7)
There are actually many, many Marvel movies coming out this year. And if the Spiderman: No Way Home has proven anything, they’ve been worth the wait. But if we had to pick one Marvel movie we’re particularly excited for this year, it’s the sequel to Into the Spider-Verse. The 2018 animated film was nothing short of stunning, and we’ve got some high hopes for it’s follow-up. The sequel is being split up into two parts, with part one premiering later this year and part two scheduled for some time next year.
Avatar 2 (December 16)
It’s been a decade since James Cameron’s Avatar first hit the big screen, but it’s still the highest grossing movie of all time. When the original first came out, the world was stunned with the visuals and storytelling Cameron was able to bring to movies. However, years have passed and digital advancements have been made. Will the sequel hold up to the original? We don’t know. But we’re excited to find out.